Planning & Management

Q&A: The young entrepreneur with the bottle to take on ocean pollution

Gabby Samkova’s start-up SomerSide produces stylish, eco-friendly towels, each of which is made from between eight and 14 recycled plastic bottles.

Legal change to help businesses balance profit and impact

There is an opportunity for government to support small businesses with a legal framework so they can create further positive impact on their communit…

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Prime Minister weighs up bushfire recovery plans

The head of the government’s bushfire recovery agency said the bushfires were having a broader impact on local economies than previous disasters.

Your CSR program should be improving staff morale, increasing your staff retention rates and it should be a profit centre to the business.

Epson recognised for Corporate Social Responsibility

Independent research rated Epson in the top two per cent of companies for Corporate Social Responsibility in its industry globally.

How to identify consumer trends and keep them current

The key to long-term success is not jumping onto the bandwagon of all the trends that roll around and to stay true to your unique selling proposition.…

Get ahead with the gig economy in 2020

When aptly integrated into existing business processes, the gig economy can help the workforce drive great value and business outcomes.

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Restaurant penalised for pregnancy discrimination

A Perth restaurant has admitted to discrimination against a employee during pregnancy and to a director making derogatory comments about her appearan…

“Historic” meeting a ray of hope to small-businesses ravaged by fires

“It wasn’t just the normal faces we see…it was also the faces of people who have been living with these fires for days and weeks and continue to…

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Make your first conversation of 2020 a game-changer

By structuring your workplace around expectation, accountability, and conversation, you will positively impact your business.

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10 resolutions for better business in 2020

The ten resolutions that every small-business owner should consider to help make their business become more profitable in 2020.

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Key trades in short supply this year

Forecast building and construction activity in Queensland suggests upcoming demand is going to exceed available supply in the local trades workforce.

Stadium cleaners allegedly underpaid

The stadium cleaners were allegedly underpaid minimum ordinary hourly rates, casual loadings and penalty rates under the Cleaning Services Award 2010.

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How SMEs can make the most of trade deals to go global

Trade deals lower the barriers between participating countries – giving SMEs better access to more customers and larger, international markets.

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Coworking etiquette: Are you a “co-worker” or a “co-irker”

As with any other office environment, the coworking space requires etiquette that helps maintain a spirit of community and collaboration.

Bushfire impact on small business focus of Canberra summit

A roundtable in Canberra will look to formulate a broad response to the bushfire emergency for the small-business community.

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Targeted, simpler small-business tax concessions welcomed

The life cycle approach should allow for better-targeted assistance in tax concessions to meet real-world commercial issues facing small businesses.

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